## thermodynamically favored

$\Delta G^{\circ}= \Delta H^{\circ} - T \Delta S^{\circ}$

$\Delta G^{\circ}= -RT\ln K$

$\Delta G^{\circ}= \sum \Delta G_{f}^{\circ}(products) - \sum \Delta G_{f}^{\circ}(reactants)$

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Michelle Chernyak 1J
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### thermodynamically favored

When it says a reaction is thermodynamically favored, it is referring to just the enthalpy or the free energy?

Shannon Wasley 2J
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### Re: thermodynamically favored

just free energy

Tia Tomescu 2D
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### Re: thermodynamically favored

Thermodynamically favored means the reaction will proceed spontaneously, and it refers to deltaG, the free energy.

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### Re: thermodynamically favored

I think the reaction can proceed spontaneously even when delta H is positive, so maybe it just refers to free energy?

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### Re: thermodynamically favored

A reaction that is thermodynamically favored has a negative ΔG, so the products are at a lower energy than the reactants so that reaction will spontaneously occur. For ΔG to be negative, ΔH has to be small in the equation ΔG=ΔH−TΔS.

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### Re: thermodynamically favored

It refers to the free energy which must be negative in oder to be favored and because of this the entropy is positive and the process is spontaneous.

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### Re: thermodynamically favored

It refers to the gibbs free energy, which is partly dependent on enthalpy. In a sense, its both, but the specific criteria we use to determine whether a reaction is thermodynamically favored is gibbs free energy.

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